The guiding principle in building Endeavour was to produce as accurate a replica of Cook's ship as possible and the layout of cabins and attention to detail reflect years of dedicated historical research, considerable building skills - and a great deal of time and money!
Below decks you enter the 18th-century world of Captain Cook, his officers and seamen. As you descend to the crew's mess deck and pass the firehearth where John Thompson, the one-handed cook, prepared meals, you are immediately immersed in the crowded space where seamen ate, drank and slept amongst sea chests and hammocks. The rich smell oakum, tar and canvas hangs in the air and as you explore each cabin, it is easy to imagine that Cook and his men have just walked ashore.
By kjfitz @ 2007-02-28 00:49:12